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Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero pose together in an undated file photo. Photo courtesy of Oficina de Canonizacion de Mons. Oscar Romero.

It's official: Paul VI and Oscar Romero will be canonized

Mar 7, 2018

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle allowing five people on the path to sainthood... Read more

Pope Paul VI.

Parolin: Paul VI canonization likely in 2018, but not yet decided

Mar 6, 2018

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, told CNA Tuesday that “Paul VI’s canonization will likely take place in October,”... Read more

Pope Paul VI.

Pope Francis says Paul VI will be canonized this year

Feb 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

During his annual Lenten meeting with the priests of Rome last week, Pope Francis confirmed that Blessed Pope Paul VI... Read more

Pope Paul VI.

Vatican congregation approves miracle, opening door to Paul VI’s canonization

Feb 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Pope... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Bl. Paul VI beneath St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 6, 2017.

Pope Francis visits Blessed Paul VI's tomb on anniversary of his death

Aug 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday morning Pope Francis descended to the grotto beneath St Peter's Basilica, where many past Popes are buried, to... Read more

Pope Paul VI. (Wikimedia Commons 3.0.).

Why the drafting of 'Humanae Vitae' matters, 50 years later

Aug 1, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As its 50th anniversary approaches, the story of how Blessed Pope Paul VI arrived at the final text of “Humanae... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard the papal plane Jan. 12, 2015.

Paul VI was right to warn against contraception, Pope Francis says

Jan 16, 2015

Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical... Read more

A tapestry of Bl. Paul VI hangs from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at his Mass of beatification.

Pope beatifies Paul VI, 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

Oct 19, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who... Read more

Paul VI, who will be beatified at the Synod on the Family's closing.

Vindicated: why a maligned Pope will be beatified

Oct 17, 2014

By Matt Hadro

He had the unenviable task of being Pope during a most “tumultuous” era for the Church, but  Paul VI stood... Read more

Paul VI, who will be beatified at the Synod on the Family's closing, issued his encyclical on the regulation of birth in 1968.

Backing 'Humanae vitae' a prime goal for bishops' synod

Oct 9, 2014

With Paul VI due to be beatified at the end of the Synod on the Family, his teaching on the... Read more

Retired pontiff Benedict XVI.

Benedict could attend Paul VI beatification, spokesman reveals

Oct 6, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Retired pontiff Benedict XVI may take part to Paul VI's beatification Mass Oct. 19, revealed Father Federico Lombardi, director of... Read more

Vatican City - October 2, 2013: St. Peter's Basilica, October 2, 2013.

Paul VI to be beatified at close of synod on family

May 10, 2014

The Vatican has announced that Pope Paul VI will be beatified this October at the conclusion of the synod of... Read more

Pope Paul VI Visits Geneva to Address ILO Conference on Fiftieth Anniversary, June 10, 1969.

Vatican congregation approves miracle attributed to Paul VI

May 8, 2014

The beatification cause of Pope Paul VI has advanced with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints giving unanimous approval... Read more

Pope Paul VI Visits Geneva to Address ILO Conference on Fiftieth Anniversary, June 10, 1969.

Vatican theologians recognize miracle attributed to Paul VI

Feb 24, 2014

The consulting theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of... Read more

Bishop Mario Toso, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, speaks to CNA during a Dec. 14, 2012 interview.

Vatican bishop: today's technological dangers foreseen by Humanae Vitae

Jul 26, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

On its 45th anniversary, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical that upheld the Church’s teaching on birth control is “incredibly up-to-date,” especially... Read more